Trying for a duplex printer
gary.jennejohn at freenet.de
Wed May 7 15:38:55 UTC 2008
On Tue, 06 May 2008 12:43:08 -0400
Chuck Robey <chuckr at chuckr.org> wrote:
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> I have been scouring all the data I can, to find printers that do duplex
> printing (that means doublesided printing). I found 3 models, but two of them
> (the HP C7280 and the Canon PIXMA MX850) have no public drivers I can find. The
> third, which is the Epson RX680, seems to be supported via drivers from Avasys
> (http://avasys.jp/hp/menu000000900/hpg000000859.htm) called PIPS drivers, but
> while there is are ports for various versions of PIPS in the print dir of ports,
> and I can find that the Avasys site lists supporting the RX680, I have two problems:
> 1) I can't determine which (if any) of the PIPS ports support the RX680, and
> 2) right now, none of them build because of an error you get about a
> linuxwrapper not handling symbol versioning.
> Is there any way to rely on any FreeBSD port to be able to use the RX680 from
I'm using a Kyocera FS-1030D (the 'D' means duplex). Yes, it works.
It works just fine with CUPS. It could be that one of the printers
which you're looking at would also work with CUPS.
What you need to find is a PPD file which describes your printer. Mine
There's a Linux-specific site which has these PPDs available, which is
pretty easy to find with google.
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